Nanaimo events

Nanaimo Summer Events – Symphony by the Sea

Symphony by the Sea, the Vancouver Island Symphony’s annual outdoor concert, will be performed RAIN or SHINE! Come and enjoy an evening filled with music. This year’s concert will be performed with Artistic Director Pierre Simand and it is produced by Concertmaster Calvin Dyck. We encourage you to bring a picnic basket, a lawn chair, and a blanket. You should also bring an umbrella in case of rain...

Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! In honour of this year’s celebrations, we have a list of the various and fun family-friendly events taking place throughout Vancouver Island. Victoria: An impressive lineup of multicultural programming, local performers, and family-friendly activities is on the agenda for Canada Day in downtown Victoria, concluding with spectacular fireworks taking place over Victoria’s Inner Har...

Nanaimo Spring Events – Easter Eggstravaganza Aquatic Adventure

Want a fun way to celebrate Easter this year? Come check out the Easter Eggstravaganza aquatic adventure at Beban Pool! On March 31, kids can gather eggs in the pool and redeem them for prizes! There will also be face painting, aqua jousting, a water running mat, sponge throwing, inflatables to play with, and so much more! Contact Nanaimo Parks & Recreation for more details. Event Name: Easter Egg...

Nanaimo Spring Events – Irish and Scottish Favourites

Are you looking to spend time with your family on St. Patrick’s Day without the heavy drinking? Do you love music? Check out the Vancouver Island Symphony’s latest event then! This St. Patrick’s Day, join the Symphony for some Irish and Scottish Favourites at the Port Theatre. This performance combines the VIS with the legendary Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott for an afternoon and evening f...

Nanaimo Spring Events – Festival Nanaimo 2018

FESTIVAL Nanaimo is a multi-dimensional community festival taking place in Nanaimo throughout the month of March 2018. Festival Nanaimo is about exploring Nanaimo, through a variety of activities that include great MUSIC, performance ART, Theatre, Visual ART, Whisk(e)y & Beer Tastings, Dogs, great events for kids, Spring Break activities and finishing with the 4th Annual PirateFest taking place Ma...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Nanaimo Sings Festival 2018

Do you love listening to choir performances? There is a festival dedicated to celebrating them in Nanaimo! Come and hear some wonderful music performed by local talent and choirs at this year’s Nanaimo Sings Festival. 6 concerts will be performed by 14 choirs both individually and en masse! The majority of the festival will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Chapel Street in downtown Nana...

Nanaimo Valentine’s Day Events – Ice Cold Hearts

Are you single for this year’s Valentine’s Day? Are you feeling ready to meet new people to make friends with, date, or start a new relationship with? This Nanaimo event may be what you’re looking for! Ice Cold Hearts is a singles event only – the only couples who will be attending will be the ones who start something new and exciting at this event! There is expected to be approximately 275 people...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Family Day Dive-in Movie

Are you wondering if there is anything to do in Nanaimo for Family Day this year? Wonder no more, because there is! The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be hosting a special Family Day Dive-in Movie where you can enjoy a movie and swim, too! The movie of choice for this event is Disney and Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life”.  There will be a big inflatable bug set up for kids to use as well. Bring your own floatie...

Nanaimo Winter Events – TheatreOne’s Just Kidding for Kids

For 32 years, TheatreOne in Nanaimo has brought several stories to life on stage for a wide range of audiences! This year, bring your kids to a great live theatre presentation as part of their Just Kidding for Kids live theatre series, now celebrating its 23rd season! New presentations of professional touring shows will be performed at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre. Join in the f...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Nanaimo Bridal Exhibition

Are you engaged to a special someone? Do you need help with planning out your upcoming special day together? Help for you is coming very soon! Join in at the Nanaimo Bridal Exhibition this year on February 4. Come and see, taste, feel, and plan out your special day! The exhibition is a great chance for brides and grooms to meet with top wedding professionals and take advantage of some fabulous sho...

Nanaimo Winter Events – The 2018 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Do you love watching shorter movies? Are you looking for something to do outside of the house? Do you live in Nanaimo? Do you want to switch up the kind of movies you’re used to watching? This internationally recognized festival in Nanaimo may be right up your alley then! Now in its 13th year of running, the 2018 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival returns. Don’t miss out on one of Nanaimo’s sign...

Nanaimo Winter Events – ELVIS ELVIS ELVIS: The Ultimate Tribute to the King

Do you love listening to rock ‘n roll? Are you a big fan of the King himself (Elvis)? This event at the Port Theatre is a must if so! The Original Legends of Rock ‘n Roll presents “ELVIS ELVIS ELVIS: The Ultimate Tribute to the King”, featuring two of the greatest Elvis tribute artists to date: Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter. These guys are the closest thing to the King in concert you will eve...

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